Acts of Kindness

Hampton Roads  · 

MOViN 107.7 and The Danny Show's Acts of Kindness powered by Langley Federal Credit Union are collecting New Bags and Teddy Bears to benefit the Tidewater Friends of Foster Care

Drop-off Locations:

iHeartMedia Norfolk Station: 1003 Norfolk Square, Norfolk, VA, 23502

Langley Federal Credit Union Branches:

  • 409 Aberdeen Road Hampton, VA 23661
  • 1055 West Mercury Boulevard, Hampton, VA 23666
  • 12644 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23602
  • 3140 George Washington Memorial Hwy. Hayes, VA 23072
  • 157 Sweeney Boulevard, Building 467, Hampton, VA 23666
  • 11742 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23606
  • 415 Wythe Creek Road, Poquoson, VA 23662
  • 15631 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23608
  • 5220 Monticello Avenue, Williamsburg, VA 23188
  • 4822 George Washington Memorial Hwy., Grafton, VA 23692
  • 2621 Taylor Road, Chesapeake, VA 23321
  • 13478 Carrollton Boulevard, Unit A, Carrollton, VA 23314
  • 109 Volvo Parkway, Suite 105, Chesapeake, VA 23320
  • 741 First Colonial Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
  • 2090 Princess Anne Road, Unit 140, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
  • 4625 Virginia Beach Blvd, Suite 107, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
  • 7420 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23505
  • 1200 W. 49th Street (North Mall), Norfolk, VA 23508
  • 2701 Hampton Blvd.,Norfolk, VA 23517

Tidewater Friends of Foster Care

Mission: Tidewater Friends of Foster Care (TFFC) is committed to enriching the lives of foster children in our community, because we believe that every child deserves an opportunity to thrive! Due to the inherent instability in family environment, foster children often miss out on key elements of a healthy and happy childhood, such as consistent family routines, enrollment in a single school system, and participation in enriching activities. Consequently, these children struggle emotionally and academically, with outcomes that reflecting this strife. Through its philanthropy, TFFC strives to ensure that children in the foster care system have access to resources that afford them the opportunity to thrive.

  • In Hampton Roads there approximately 900 children in foster care and less than 300 open foster homes. 1/3 of the children are ages 5 years and younger. The next largest population by age is 16-18 year-olds (21%). 53% are boys and 47% are girls. 58% are Black, 31% are White, 8% are mixed race and 3% other.
  • 3/4 of these children are in care as a result of neglect (50%) and parent drug abuse (26%). As you might imagine, poverty is a big driver of the stressors that put children into foster care. For example, in the city of Norfolk, 31% of children live in poverty, which leads to a relatively large foster care population per capita. As local economic pressures increase, the foster care population increases with high correlation. Norfolk has seen an increase in the number of children in care of over 50% in the last year and a half!
  • It takes on average at least 3 months to license a foster home (most take 4-6months), so it is easy to see how the current number of homes can become dramatically overwhelmed by the number of children coming into care.

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